The Uber app with the new UberCard. ScreenshotRide-hailing app Uber is partnering with MasterCard and Mexico's first online bank, Bankaool, to launch its own debit cards.
The move is aimed at getting more people to use Uber in Mexico, where some card providers do not let customers use their cards be e-commerce or online payments. The "UberCard," which carried Uber's branding, is linked to a bank account provided by Bankaool. Customers who get the card will get their first Uber ride using it free, up to $100. However, the debit card can be used anywhere that accepts MasterCard, not just for Uber. Francisco Sordo, Head of Uber for Mexico and Central America, says in an emailed statement: "We are very excited to being able to offer safe, reliable and affordable rides to more people with this new card, which will be available for all Mexicans."